We are proud sponsors of the JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION in Pittsfield (Durant Park) on Sunday! A celebration of freedom with a day filled with music, dance, spoken word, child-friendly activities, basketball tournaments, food, vendors and more. This year’s Juneteenth Celebration has a ton of activities for kids too! This day has been a collaborative of many organizations throughout the county.
The M.C. for the celebration will be the ever-talented and funny Manfred Slaughter, Sadiya Quetti will be reading the Proclamation, the ever-talented Dre Finley will be performing spoken word, Jerome Edgerton will have you moving with his African drumming performance, superstars Wanda L. Houston and Chantell McFarland will be singing a curated selection of songs, pianist Kaz Smith will fill our years with some lovely solo piano performances, we’re going to have a drum circle, jazz singer Samirah Evans will be blessing us with a beautiful selection of songs, and we’ll be bringing it all home with New York’s sultry musical duo of a former Broadway singer and her 007 on bass, Acute Inflections.
Thank you to the Juneteenth Collaborative Committee, which includes the NAACP-Berkshire County Branch, Women of Color Giving Circle, Rites of Passage and Empowerment (@R.O.P.E.), Westside Legends, Multicultural BRIDGE, Berkshire Black Economic Council, St. John’s Lodge #10 – F&AM – Massachusetts, The Du Bois Freedom Center, formerly Clinton Church Restoration), Samuel Harrison Society and Lift Every Voice! for planning such a great event to celebrate freedom!